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Biochemistry Alumni Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 09, 2022
Biochemistry Alumnus

Bil Clemons, elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Warmest congratulations to Bil Clemons for his election to the US National Academy of Sciences! Bil was a Graduate Student in our department from 1995-2000, where he worked with Venki Ramakrishnan to determine the first molecular structure of the small subunit of the bacterial ribosome. He was then a Postdoc with Tom Rapoport at Harvard, where he determined the crystal structure of the bacterial protein translocation channel. He has been a Professor at Caltech since 2005, where his laboratory has done seminal work on the structural and mechanistic basis for targeting tail-anchored proteins to the ER, developing new methodology for expressing and characterizing membrane proteins, and peptidoglycan biosynthesis and N-linked glycosylation in bacteria.

NAS Elected Members 2022

Biochemistry Alumnus, Bil Clemons, elected to the National Academy of Sciences